Saturday, May 03, 2008


Yesterday was my embryo transfer, so I thought I would update you on my status. Gregg went half-way to my parents' house on Thursday night to meet up with my mom and dad. Mom rode with Gregg back to our house while Dad went back home because he had to work yesterday. Gregg left early on Friday morning for his field trip & his mom came later to pick Mom and I up to go to the hospital in Muhlenburg for the transfer. They came out and got me around 9:10 and got Mom & I all prepped. The doctor came in after a bit and said that the embryos were looking good, especially for us only having 2 to work with. They showed us the two little embies on the TV screen before sending them over to the transfer room. The transfer was pretty uneventful (which is a good thing) and then I had to lie there for an hour, so Mom & I watched Rachael Ray and the beginning of the Price is Right. Finally, when my butt was really starting to hurt from lying on that uncomfortable table, the nurse came back in and told me that I could get changed and ready to go. Before I left, the embryologist came in and told me that she really couldn't have asked for two better embryos considering that there were only two in the first place. She said that the 8-cell looked perfect and that the 4-cell was just a little bit slower of a grower but it had no fragmentation so she was very happy with the way that they looked! Before I left, the nurse gave me our petri dish & the case from the ICSI needle, complete with a nice message from the IVF staff wishing us good luck!

Gregg's mom brought pillows and blankets for me in the back of the car, so I laid down in the back seat until we got home again. Since then, I have been pretty much doing nothing. I have laid around on the couch, watching TV, doing Sudoku puzzles, drinking lots of liquids & playing card games with my mom since 12 yesterday afternoon...only getting up to go to the bathroom! Tomorrow, I will be done with my bed rest & I can't wait to finally get up and move around...although having to have someone wait on you hand and foot isn't all that bad either!

Please keep praying!


Kristen said...

OH T, I am so happy that everything went beautifully! When I read what the IVF staff gave you, I thought that was really neat. I've never heard of that before. I pray that those two embies are snuggling in for nine long and healthy months!!!

Tipp said...

I am so glad everything has seemed to go so well!

Hang in there with the bed rest, I am thinking of you!

Megan said...

So glad to hear that everything went well yesterday. I'll pray that the two embies love their new home and get quite comfortable!

Ter said...

Sounds like things are looking up!